Third-grader's work to be exhibited students learn about campaigns

NEIGHBORS

September 23, 1994|By LOURDES SULLIVAN

Roberta Laric, the art teacher at Forest Ridge Elementary School, says that third-grader David Rocco's pastel portrait has been selected for the statewide art exhibition to be held Oct. 21 and 22 at the Fine Arts Building at the University of Maryland Baltimore campus.

David hasn't seen his portrait since spring, when it was exhibited in the Columbia Mall along with other works by Howard County students. Congratulations!

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This is campaign season not just for adult officeholders. The candidates running for student government positions are just as serious and committed as their adult counterparts.

The candidates at Laurel Woods Elementary will get a chance to commiserate about the trials of campaigning and pick up from Dr. Michael E. Hickey a few pointers about running an ethical and effective campaign Oct. 4.

Have you seen that picture of a very young Bill Clinton shaking hands with President Kennedy? There may be a future president among us, getting her first taste of politics running for fourth-grade treasurer.

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Remember that it's about time to pay up and join the Savage Community Association.

Dues are only $5 per household. This money supports a dedicated bunch of volunteers who attend public hearings on zoning and other community issues. They work hard to secure some assurances regarding the Freestate raceway, keep current on developments in the Washington Redskins stadium controversy, sponsor the Savage Festival, and generally work to keep Savage, Jessup and North Laurel the easygoing, pleasant places they are.

The $5 covers the cost of publishing newsletters and postage. Send your $5 ($7 to receive the newsletter by mail) to Savage Community Association Inc., P.O. Box 222, Savage 20763.

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Tonight, the Keter Betts Quartet performs at Montpelier Mansion.

Keter Betts has played with Ella Fitzgerald for many years. If you're looking for good jazz, you couldn't ask for a better performance.

NB This performance is the second in the 1994 Montpelier Cultural

Art Center's Jazz Series. Individual tickets are $15, and the performances begin at 8 p.m. Call (301) 953-1993 for information and directions.

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The Atholton High Poms, the school's dance team, have been invited to perform at the National Dance Team Tournament in Orlando, Fla., in February. Fifteen girls are planning to go, along with guides and chaperones.

This is an expensive honor, so the Atholton Poms are holding a crafts fair on Oct. 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the school, 6520 Freetown Road.

There are still some spaces available for crafters to show and sell their wares. An 8-by-8-foot space runs $15.

Call Courtney Workman at (410) 992-3943 or Rachael Katz at (301) 725-1553 for details.

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The Savage/North Laurel La Leche League will hold its monthly meeting Oct. 5 at 10:15 a.m. at the Savage branch library on

Gorman Road.

This month the topic is "The Birth of Your Baby and Baby's First Weeks." The La Leche volunteers welcome expectant mothers and nursing mothers to these informative meetings. Their children are also welcome.

Call Cindy Clemmens at (301) 604-4964 or Kim Wissman at (301) 854-5568 for more information.

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Sharon Lane Marshall, who started Business Support Systems, will be host to the first meeting of Sisters Doing It For Ourselves, a support group for women starting their own businesses.

Ms. Marshall hopes that female entrepreneurs will be able to share ideas and encouragement in this organization.

The charter meeting will be held Wednesday, at 7:30 p.m. at 9039 Manorwood Drive, Laurel. Call Ms. Marshall at (301) 317-9651 for details and directions.

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We've had a few chilly nights, enough to remind us that it will soon be time to pull out the sweaters and jackets and put the yard furniture away.

There's bound to be winter clothing that's outgrown, sports equipment that you just don't use any more, extra holiday items that just clutter the closets but never see the light of day. I'll bet the same is true of summer furnishings.

Rather than store these items for another year and then throw them out, how about short-circuiting the entire process and get some cash out of the deal?

The Howard County Domestic Violence Center hopes that many of us in the county will hold yard sales on Oct. 1. With so many holding sales on the same day, buyers will spend and spend. In exchange for organizing and publicizing this date, the DVC asks that you split your proceeds with them.

Call the office at (410) 997-0304 for details.

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